by Prince Of Petworth January 17, 2018 at 9:55 am 0

Photo by Flickr user Trader Scott

NO!!!!!!! A reader reports:

“I am currently renovating my basement, and my contractor was at DCRA last week to ask some questions. While there, he heard that starting 2018, DCRA is no longer approving building permits, where the owner wants to renovate and add a wet bar in the basement. Apparently this is coming from the zoning administrator. The concern is people often turn them into kitchens after the fact. I don’t remember hearing any announcements or discussions to this effect in a public forum – and am curious what others think.

However, I find the idea that the city won’t let a homeowner put a wet bar in his or her basement outrageous. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth January 9, 2018 at 10:55 am 0

“Dear PoPville,

I live on the 1400 block of Chapin St NW and am frustrated and sickened by the amount of litter people throw out of parked cars on the street that’s strewn around the curbs and sidewalks. Any suggestions from others about how to get people to stop throwing their trash on the streets? There’s a trash can on the corner of 14th so people wouldn’t have to go far to a trash can. Calling upon neighbors who want a clean street to clean up the trash would help – but only for a couple of days. In 2 days, we’d be right back to the same state of trash everywhere. Is it ridiculous to think signs would work?

Thanks, From a frustrated neighbor.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 18, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

Hell, bring out the flamethrowers, whatever it takes…

From the Mayor’s Office:

“On Monday, December 18, at 3:00 p.m., Mayor Muriel Bowser will participate in a community walk in Ward 6 which will begin with a demonstration of an innovative rat abatement tactic using dry ice. The Mayor will be joined by Ward 6 Councilmember Charles Allen and Administration officials. During the walk, the Mayor will address neighborhood concerns and hear from DC residents and business owners in the H Street Corridor neighborhood. Starting location of the walk will be at Auto Zone, 1207 H Street, NE. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 15, 2017 at 1:30 pm 0

A previous frustration articulated nicely

“Dear PoPville,

I would love advice on what to do about a car alarm in our neighborhood. The alarm has been going off intermittently since Monday. The timing seems irregular, which makes me think it’s passing cars that set it off. Unfortunately, we live on a busy street so that has meant waking up almost every night this week to the sound of the alarm. What’s best practice in a situation like this? I would love a night of uninterrupted sleep.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 13, 2017 at 2:15 pm 0

The following was written by PoPville contributor David McAuley, founder of Short Articles about Long Meetings.

At its regularly-schedule meeting December 11, Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) 6D/Waterfront voted to support a ban on the sale and operation of gas-powered leaf blowers in the District. The vote was unanimous with one abstention.

As reported on PoPville, the bill would outlaw the sale and use of gasoline-powered leaf blowers in the District after January 1, 2022. It was proposed by DC Councilmember Mary Cheh (Ward 3) and championed by advocacy group Quiet Clean DC.

Cheh first proposed the bill in 2016. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 13, 2017 at 12:45 pm 0

Photo by PoPville flickr user Brian Mosley

“Dear PoPville,

Last night around 8pm, the security alarm at the New Hampshire Ave Pharmacy in the small strip mall at Farragut Street NW and New Hampshire Ave started blaring. My husband and I went to go to bed later with it still going off, but we saw police cars there, so we assumed the sound would stop soon. Unfortunately, it did not. My husband called 311 to see if they would help, but once again, the alarm continued to scream through our neighborhood. I managed to fall asleep as the sound became like white noise to me, but at 1:45am I woke up and struggled to go back to sleep, because the alarm WAS STILL GOING OFF. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 5, 2017 at 9:30 am 0

via google street view

UPDATE 3:27pm:

I was just at the corner of Georgia Ave. and Kennedy and spoke to the building’s property manager, who told me that a licensed structural engineer looked at the wall in the basement of the Lucky Corner building today. The structural engineer determined it’s not a danger to the public.

The structural engineer’s report will be completed tomorrow and it’s expected that the Lucky Corner store will be cleared to open.

Best regards,

From ANC 4D01 Commissioner Nancy Roth:

“The Dept. of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs has condemned the building that houses the Lucky Corner convenience store (5433 Georgia Ave. on the corner of Georgia and Kennedy St. NW). (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 29, 2017 at 11:25 am 0

This looks awesome. Thanks to Bill for sending. Does the Glen’s Garden Market Shaw location have one too?

Where else can we find a fire pit for some outdoor autumn/winter drinking?

2001 S Street, NW

Update from Glen’s, it’s the:

“Glen’s Cocoa Lodge

​DC loves a good patio and we’ve found a way to make sure ours don’t go unused this winter! Glen’s Cocoa Lodge are winter getaways in Dupont Circle and Shaw. We invite our Neighbors to cozy up by the fire with hot chocolate, $4 local craft beers and wines by the glass, and delicious food from our delis. The Cocoa Lodges are first come, first serve seating, but we are offering reservations for private groups.”

1924 8th Street, NW courtesy Glen’s


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